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Kayden's Law

Kayden Mancuso, a seven-year-old girl from Lower Makefield Township, was killed on August 6, 2018 by her biological father during a court-ordered, unsupervised visit.  The court required the visit after a year-long custody dispute and despite evidence of the killer’s past abusive behavior.

In response to this tragedy, in October 2019, I introduced Senate Bill 868 (also known as Kayden’s Law).  Kayden’s Law would ensure that, in the future, the primary consideration in any child custody dispute will be the health and safety of the child.  It would introduce new factors that a court would have to consider in such cases, all with the goal of protecting children’s lives. 

SB 868 is currently in the Senate Judiciary Committee awaiting action.  The next step would be to have a hearing on the legislation.  Toward that end, I have sent a letter to Senator Lisa Baker, the majority chair of the committee – and someone who has been a strong advocate on child welfare issues in her time in the legislature — requesting a hearing.  Will you join me in making that request?  Please sign this petition requesting a hearing on Kayden’s Law and sign up below to receive email or text message updates.  Thank you!

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